Ready to make your unit on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee more inclusive? This resource is part of a series to help teachers find supplements and updates for core texts in order to add more inclusivity to their curriculum. For each text, we share easy changes, like paired texts (videos, poems, articles, etc.) you could incorporate on a budget. We also share more difficult changes, like substitutions you could request in the future. We are not saying that you need to replace every text — we want to continue a dialogue on how to make our curricula more inclusive.
This curated list represents 15+ hours of research. You can use any of these text suggestions as you plan your unit.
This resource also includes ideas for using excerpts or the entirety of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson with your unit.
What You Get:
1. 30+ inclusive text suggestions & annotated ideas organized by teaching topic
–How do people develop compassion and understanding?
–How can we use our privilege to help others?
–The Ideals of Justice vs. the American System
–Understanding Systemic Racism
**This is a living document, meaning that we may update the Google Doc with more resources and ideas. Be sure to bookmark it. :)**
2. Guide for Rethinking the Classics
–Affirmations for Rethinking the Classics
–How to Audit Your Texts
This resource was co-created by Danielle Hall from and Sheila Frye from .
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-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA